Testimonial | 04-01-19
Iman’s hair transplant and the taboo around male beauty
Iman, 38 years old
Iman is an entrepreneur within the beauty industry with a focus on male beauty. Already in his early 20’s, he started getting thin hair and thought about having a hair transplant. When he started reading up on hair transplant methods there was only one method available, the FUT method (also known as the Strip method), where a piece of skin is removed from the neck. This method did not feel right for him. “I didn’t feel that into it because you get a huge scar in the back of the neck afterwards. When I discovered the FUE method, I wanted to have a hair transplant pretty fast after that,” says Iman.
Iman knew he was going to get thin hair because it runs in the family. He was 28 when he had his first hair transplant and has now done his fourth and last at Nordic Hair Clinic.
Why Iman had a hair transplant at Nordic Hair Clinic
“Everyone says, ‘But you have such nice hair, you don’t need to have another operation’, but I feel like now I’ve done the hair line, I’ve filled out the temples. I just want to do the last bit as well, so that I can feel completely done with it,” says Iman.
He chose to do his second, third and fourth hair transplant at Nordic Hair Clinic because he had confidence in the people who work at the clinic.
“They are leading in Sweden today. They have done the most operations, have the most satisfied customers. Countless people have done a hair transplant here before and after me, so for me there was no other alternative – not in Sweden and not in any other country, either.”
What happened during Iman’s hair transplant?
Since Iman is very familiar with the transplantation process, he was not particularly nervous before his hair transplant. He knew that the only thing that was going to hurt was the anaesthesia in the beginning and was mostly looking forward to relaxing and maybe even falling asleep, which he has done during his previous hair transplants.
“When I first woke up, I was given food and drink and was given time to visit the toilet. Then I fell asleep again. The next time I woke up, there was only about 30 minutes left. Then I had to sit up and they worked on my crown,” Iman explains.
“When that was done, Maggie was fantastic with her guidance about the medicine, which was a little different than the stuff I’ve been given before. She also told me how to take care of the area and wash it. That was also a bit new this time. Then I felt ready to go home and rest.”
Iman bought a neck pillow for himself to minimise the risk of touching anything in his sleep.
“The first night was a bit uncomfortable, of course. But after that, I haven’t had any problems with sleep at all. This Monday, I had my first shower. I only used water and washed my head carefully, without a strong jet from the shower. Just some dripping water. Not too hot, not too cold, and washed the old blood off.”
Male beauty and its development in recent years
Since Iman works within the male beauty industry, he is well aware of how taboo male beauty is. It has long been something that is not discussed at all. But he has noticed a shift in the last few years.
“More and more men talk openly about beauty these days. I think it’s important that we actually dare to talk openly about hair transplants so that more men feel like they can do it too,” says Iman.
Iman feels pleased with how the hair transplant went and is especially pleased with how fast everything has healed this time. His after treatment includes 3 PRP treatments which he goes to every week after the hair transplant. He looks forward to seeing the results and finally feeling happy with his hair.
Iman’s results 6 months after his hair transplant
Iman talks about his results 6 months after his hair transplant.